Tag Archives: sports

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Sk8r Boi (April 2012)

Pace is really into skateboarding now so it was interesting to come across this picture from when he was five which is probably the first time he ever tried out a skateboard. This was taken in the backyard of one of Shea’s friends whose husband is also really into skateboarding and other extreme sports.

Friday Fun Link – Southpaw Regional Wrestling

WWE has released some short web-only videos of a fictional 1980’s wrestling promotion, Southpaw Regional Wrestling. Current superstars play up the stereotypical characters and tropes of that era of wrestling with love, affection and great humour – which makes this one of the most entertaining things WWE has done in the past year! Here’s a […]

Top 15 Mannequin Challenges

This is the latest trend for all the kids. That’s cool and all but as a big Beatles fan, I’m especially excited that the song in the background is apparently called “Black Beatles“! 😉

“Liminal” by Rodney Mullen, Inventor of the “Ollie” Trick That Most Skateboarding Tricks Are Based On

Pace is getting into skateboarding which means that I’m getting into skateboarding. 😉 But I came across this article and video recently and did want to share because it’s *very* cool – the guy who invented “the ollie” (flat ground version) on which most modern skateboarding tricks are based who is now 49 years old […]

One Legged Former Wrestler, Zach Gowen, Kicks Ass on American Ninja Warrior

I remember watching Zach Gowen during his run in the WWE and being as impressed with his mental approach to life as his physical approach. He’s no longer in the WWE but he’s still showing how he can overcome obstacles using a combination of physical and mental toughness. Pretty amazing!

“This Is Awesome!” – 2015’s Best Wrestling Moves

Saturday Snap – Parkour Lesson @FluxRegina #yqr

Pace went for a trial parkour lesson at Flux School of Human Movement today. Here’s a series of photos of one of the moves they learned – the Lache.    

Friday Fun Link – Climbing Shelves in a Children’s Library

A Mexican public library uses shelving that doubles as climbing structures. I can hear the lawsuits coming from a mile away if a library tried to do this in Canada but personally I love the idea!

Yeah Baby! #Flames Eliminate The Canucks to Move To Round Two of #StanleyCup Playoffs

In 2004, I attended the Alberta Book Awards on the same evening as game six of the Canucks-Flames first round playoff series. As one of the event organizers, I kept providing updates on the score to the MC who relayed them to the partisan crowd (oh, those not-that-long-ago days before everyone had a smartphone in […]

NHL 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

I’ve got a bit of a theme going lately with all the playoff excitement so let’s keep it going… NHL.com and NHL Network Staff (Rangers vs. Blackhawks seems the consensus) EA NHL 15 (Ducks vs. Rangers) Jason Hammond (Montreal vs. Minnesota) …and if you haven’t, you should check out NHL Bracket Challenge to play along […]